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What type of insulation material is this?


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07-05-17, 06:40 AM   #1  
What type of insulation material is this?

My loft is full of a grey, fluffy material (on top of white fibreglass). I've had a look online and it looks to me like blown-in cellulose (though I've also seen mention of/photos of similar material that was described as loose-fill asbestos insulation. I anyone able to confirm what this material is? Thanks

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07-05-17, 08:57 AM   #2  
It's not going to be possible to confirm positively with a picture, here is what my 10 year old cellulose looks like!

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07-05-17, 10:13 AM   #3  
Do you know the age of the house or approximately when the grey stuff was installed?

Mailing off a sample to get it tested is not that expensive and it would answer your concerns as well as any in the future when you sell.

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07-08-17, 02:14 AM   #4  
Thanks for the help - it does look like cellulose, both from the picture above and the Internet.
The house is ex local authority and was built in around 1948, I think. Given that it's on top of bags of fibreglass, it's hard to imagine the loose-fill is much older than forty years - and I'd have thought it unlikely that the council would have used loose-fill asbestos?

 
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